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Ride Electric e Bike Tours offer an enjoyable approach to visiting a region with e Bikes. We have prepared a range of guided rides which make it possible to reach sites of scenic and cultural interest that would be too difficult, or too distant, to access on foot.
Leave Ride Electric at Tynemouth Metro via King Edward Road Mariners Lane and join NCN72 and head upriver along North Shields Fish Quay past North Shields Ferry landing. The route follows the river with fine views of South Shields and heads towards the Port of Tyne International Ferry terminal past Royal Quays Marina. Continuing to follow NCN72 towards Newcastle. The route passes the Tyne Tunnels and follows the Hadrian’s Way under the Willington Gut railway bridge and past the Roman Fort of Segedunum at Wallsend. It continues past the former Tyne shipyards and present day riverside industrial sites following the route of the old Tyneside electric railway line into Newcastle past Walker and St. Peter’s towards the Quayside. Stopping at the Cycle Hub at Ouse Burn to enjoy fine view of the Tyne bridges and Quayside before crossing the Millennium Bridge taking in the glass and steel structure of the Sage concert venue and the Baltic Arts Centre. The route turns downriver following NCN 14 Keelman’s Way towards South Shields via Felling Shore, Bill Quay and Hebburn Marina which afford splendid river views only accessible along the cycle paths and footways. Passing the Tyne tunnels on the south side and staying on NCN14 passing Jarrow Hall & Anglo-Saxon Farm which celebrates the life and times of the Venerable Bede. The route passes St Paul’s Church and the site of the original monastery and continues past the Port of Tyne car import/export terminal and bulk cargo handling facilities. It continues alongside the riverside to South Shields ferry landing and crosses the river by ferry back to North Shields re-joining NCN72 back to Tynemouth.
Surface and terrain
This route combines roads without traffic and paved paths. The tour will feature a few short steeper hills which you will easily scale with your eBike.
Our tours offer excellent value for money, interesting, educational and are really great fun! The tours may be customised to suit your own choice of route or number of riders. We include a short familiarisation session to help you with the operation of your eBike. There is no need to wear special clothing – we provide helmets and warm, waterproof clothing as required.
The price for the trip which includes: use of high quality electric bike, instruction, guide, coffee/tea refreshments, is £49/person (there is a minimum number of 4 people required per trip).